Pastor James Hunt
Our pastor was born in Maine, grew up for awhile in Oklahoma, graduated college in Clearwater, Florida, and served his first 14 years of ministry mostly in south Florida. He married Ali in 1994 at First Baptist Church, Punta Gorda, FL.
Before coming to Caloosa, Pastor James served on staff at two churches in the Oklahoma City metro area. At Council Road Baptist Church, Bethany, OK, he served as Pastor to Single Adults and Blended Families, and created a ministry focused on adoption, fostering and orphan care (Karis Ministry). Most recently, James served as the Senior Pastor at First Southern Baptist Church, Guthrie, OK.
Pastor James earned his Master of Theological Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. But if you ask him, some of his best education has been received through his journey of adoption. He and Ali have adopted four children. They also have four little dogs. I guess they like the number four, or something like that!
Don't be too offended if you pull up next to our pastor at a stop light and you hear music loudly playing from his truck. He likes music ... of many kinds. In addition to listening to music at ear-damaging levels, he enjoys wearing boots and jeans, going for walks in the park with his family, kayaking, riding his motorcycle, landscaping his house, and going to dinner with his wife.
For him a dream "car" is an old, 1968 restored truck. He tried his hand at buying an old '68 Chevy truck once with the hopes of restoring it. May we say that was a colossal failure? He sold it in the same condition in which he found it. But he enjoyed peeling out the tires a time or two - at least the engine was restored when he bought it!
Pastor James knows that all that he is and hopes to be, everything about his ministry and life, all things are grace-enabled gifts from God. The most important thing he'd like you to know is his Savior, the Lord Jesus. Just ask him and he'd tell you all about him.
The Deasons of Caloosa Baptist Church are the under shepherds of the pastor. Their responsibility is to care for the physical and spiritual needs of the congregation. The following is a list of our deacons and how to contact them:
Roger Alexander - 863-673-5747
Glen Cook - 239-246-9112
Chip Miller(Chairman) - 863-673-1178
Richard Morris = 305-240-7546
Dwayne Pratt - 863-673-6491
Jim Wilder - 239-289-0482